Tropical Depression “Amang” continues to maintain its strength as it moves across the coastal waters of Caramoan, according to the latest advisory of PAGASA issued at 2:00 pm today, April 12, 2023.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warns of heavy rainfall in the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Quezon, with a forecast of 50-100 mm of accumulated rainfall for the next 24 hours. Moreover, PAGASA also forecasts moderate to rough seas for the next 24 hours, affecting the eastern and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.
Areas under Wind Signal No. 1 may experience strong winds, which may cause minimal to minor impacts to life and property.
Areas under TCWS No. 1
- Sorsogon (City of Sorsogon, Pilar, Castilla, Donsol, Barcelona, Magallanes, Gubat, Casiguran, Juban, Prieto Diaz),
- Camarines Sur,
- Camarines Norte,
- Laguna (Cavinti, Lumban, Kalayaan, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Siniloan, Famy, Santa Maria, Mabitac),
- Quezon (Buenavista, Calauag, Infanta, Lopez, Guinayangan, Plaridel, Quezon, Alabat, Sampaloc, Mauban, General Nakar, Perez, Gumaca, Atimonan, Real, San Narciso, Tagkawayan) including Pollilo Islands, Rizal (Tanay, Pililla, Rodriguez, Baras, City of Antipolo),
- Bulacan (Norzagaray, Doña Remedios Trinidad) and Nueva Ecija (Gabaldon, Bongabon, Laur, General Tinio)
The tropical depression is expected to track generally northwestward in the next 12 hours and is expected to pass over the eastern localities in Camarines Sur, Lamon Bay, and Quezon, with the possibility of passing near or over Polillo Islands. The tropical depression is also forecast to weaken into a low-pressure area by tomorrow, possibly earlier, due to land interaction, dry air intrusion, and increasing vertical wind shear.
As of 2:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Depression “Amang” was estimated over the coastal waters of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
The next advisory will be issued at 5:00 pm today, and PAGASA advises the public to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures against possible flash floods, landslides, and strong winds associated with the tropical depression. Mariners of small seacrafts are also advised to avoid navigating in rough seas.